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Building Act General Regulation

The new provincial qualification requirements for building and plumbing officials established in the Building Act came into force February 28, 2017.  They will take effect over a four-year transition period.

The Province has provided the following updates and amendments to the Building Act:

For more information visit www.gov.bc.ca/buildingact or contact Dale Andersson in the Building and Safety Standards Branch at dale.andersson@gov.bc.ca.

2018 British Columbia Codes: Public Review of Proposed Changes Online Survey

The Province of BC is offering the opportunity to local governments to participate in an online survey to provide feedback on proposed changes to the next edition of the British Columbia Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes (British Columbia Codes). 

As you may know, new editions of the British Columbia Codes are based on the most recent edition of the National Codes of Canada (National Codes), in this case the 2015 National Codes. 

The online survey will be available from December 12, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Visit the Office of Housing and Construction Standards website to take the survey.

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